Startup Sauna connects the most promising startups from Northern Europe, Russia and Eastern Europe with experienced serial entrepreneurs and investors worldwide.
Startup Sauna is non-profit; we take no equity and the events and the program
In practice, Startup Sauna is an intensive 5-week accelerator program arranged twice
a year in its own co-working space in Helsinki, Finland. It focuses heavily on business
development: from pitching to putting together an investor deck and from finding a
scalable business model to understanding the target market and customers’ needs.
Hands-on help in areas such as legal, marketing, branding and PR is also available.
The best teams of each batch are brought to Berlin & London after the accelerator
program to get understanding of the market, i.e. to meet investors, customers and partners.
Startup Sauna has 194 alumni companies who have raised in total over $100M in
external funding. More than 1500 startups have been coached in more than
160 local events organised together by Startup Sauna and local partners, making Startup Sauna coaches very familiar with the issues and challenges startups in the region are facing.